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Must & All

  • Bekele Shanko
  • 22 March 2016
Mark used only ten words to give us a shorter version of Mathew 24:14: “And the gospel must first be preached to all nations” (Mark 13:10, NIV). I believe each of these ten words is very significant, but I would like to highlight two of them: must,…

Exchange of Burdens

  • Bekele Shanko
  • 5 February 2016
Recently I have been very intrigued by the invitation and instruction Jesus gave His disciples in Matthew 11:28-30. Jesus invited them: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” In this statement, I could see three pictures. First, a picture of our…

The Best is Yet to Come

  • Bekele Shanko
  • 31 December 2015
Although my Ethiopian heritage celebrates the New Year on September 11th, it is during this time of year that I reflect on the year behind and the year before. As we stand together in front of the mountain of 2016, our necks tilted back and eyes widened at the steep…
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Every Door Is Open For the Gospel

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  • 29 November 2015
Of lasting impression on me of a recent trip to the ancient medina of Fes, Morocco, are the variety of doors – such as the magnificent gates into the walled city or the inconsequential entry into a private residence along the interior walls. The most impressive door…

Looking Ahead

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  • 29 November 2015
GACX Forum 2015 Evaluation Thank you to every participant who completed the evaluation of the GACX 2015 Forum. Accordingly, many of you have indicated that the speakers, the facility, the spiritual environment, and the opportunities to network were some of the strengths of the forum. A significant number of you…

Towards A Global Alliance

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  • 3 November 2015
Strategic alliances, partnerships, and mergers have come to be the preferred method of increasing growth and achieving targeted results for organizations around the world.
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“How Good and Pleasant It Is”

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  • 3 November 2015
About 3,000 years ago, King David had a song about the beauty and goodness of brotherly love and unity. About 2,000 years ago, our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to love one another and prayed for our unity. About two weeks ago, 162 mission leaders representing 72 organizations and 20 countries…

Making Disciples Through Church Planting or Planting Churches Through Making Disciples?

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  • 8 October 2015
I have been a church planter my entire adult life. I have planted-directly or indirectly-12 churches here in the States. Along with our partners, we have seen over 30,000 churches planted internationally. Those who know me well will tell you it would be difficult to be more passionate about church…

We Cannot Go Slow

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  • 2 September 2015
This short phrase from a colleague pierced my heart recently. Things in the world are changing so rapidly. Almost daily we hear news that indicate the world is coming to an end. Our hearts ache as evil increases. There is no doubt the devil is working aggressively to take people…

Pausing for Praise

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  • 14 August 2015
Normally, it’s common courtesy to hold your comments while someone is talking during a video conference call. However, when astonishment and awe hit you of the fruitful testimonies of God working through effective partnerships for His cause, we could not be silent at our recent GACX online board meeting. …